Engine Tech Videos

Fixing Holley Sniper Issues Caused By Electrical Interference, EMI and RFI Tips V8 Speed Shop
Fixing Holley Sniper Issues Caused By Electrical Interference, EMI and RFI Tips V8 Speed Shop
Fixing Holley Sniper Issues Caused By Electrical Interference, EMI and RFI Tips V8 Speed Shop Electronic Fuel Injection EFI systems are very popular, and for good reason... they promise increased reliability, throttle response, and can tune themselves. The Holley Sniper is a great example of a self-contained system that provides great performance in a smart package. However, underhood elect...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Restoration Intro
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Restoration Intro Introducing the "CoyoTBird" - a 1955 Ford Thunderbird being built in the V8TV shop! This '55 is being retrofitted with a new 412 HP Ford Racing 5.0 Coyote crate engine, backed by a Richmond 6 speed manual transmission to give this old 'Bird new wings. We're also adding a power rack & pinion steering system from ...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Engine and Accessory Drive Install
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Engine and Accessory Drive Install The engine we are using for our Thunderbird is a new Coyote 5.0 V8 from the 2011 Mustang. In this video we'll show you some of the cool features of the 5.0 motor. We also get the engine mounted between the frame rails and install the Turn Key Power Steering Pump and pulleys. The V8 Speed & Resto Sho...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Steering Rack and Hydratech Brakes
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Steering Rack and Hydratech Brakes To improve the steering of our 1955 Thunderbird we decided to install a Flaming River Rack and Pinion kit. We also used a Flaming River Steering column to finish off the steering system. Next, Trevor modifies the brake/clutch pedal assembly to work with the Hydratech Booster's new location on the fir...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" TechAFX Fuel System MagnaFlow Exhaust
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" TechAFX Fuel System MagnaFlow Exhaust The next step was to install a high pressure EFI fuel system in our '55 Thunderbird. For the soft lines, we used all TechAFX hoses and fittings. Trevor routed the rest of stainless steel hard lines to fit tight against the frame, away from moving suspension parts or exhaust. For a fuel pump we used ...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" First Start Video V8TV
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" First Start Video V8TV The CoyoTBird was getting very close to being a running car. We ordered a custom aluminum radiator from Afco to keep the 5.0 cool. Then, Nick had to fabricate an air box, since the Mustang air box that was sent with the motor wouldn't fit in the engine bay. Once all the loose ends under the hood were taken care of...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Chassis & Underside Paint Video V8TV
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Chassis & Underside Paint Video V8TV Once we got the 1955 Ford Thunderbird "CoyoTBird" running, we blew the whole car apart to paint all the modifications we made and to install some new trunk sheetmetal. In this video, we take you through the process. The V8 Speed & Resto Shop recently completed a modern, fuel injected Ford 5.0 Coyote...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Ranken Tech SCT Dyno Tune Video V8TV
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" Ranken Tech SCT Dyno Tune Video V8TV After logging some miles on our 1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird", we felt the car was running pretty well, but it suffered from a couple of things that we wanted to fix. First off, the car would backfire on deceleration, which we did not like but also signaled a problem....
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" II Much Fuel Vent Install Video V8TV
1955 Ford Thunderbird 5.0 Coyote Swap Restomod "Coyo-T-Bird" II Much Fuel Vent Install Video V8TV Many classic and muscle cars were built in an era when automakers used open vents to allow air into fuel tanks. These vents were often hidden over the fuel tank, or up along the fuel filler neck. Back in the day, this was perfectly acceptable, but today, we're much more environmentally consciou...
Restomod Early Ford Bronco 5.0 Coyote V8 Engine Swap Video at V8 Speed and Resto Shop
Restomod Early Ford Bronco 5.0 Coyote V8 Engine Swap Video at V8 Speed and Resto Shop
Restomod Early Ford Bronco 5.0 Coyote V8 Engine Swap Video at V8 Speed and Resto Shop The V8 Speed & Resto Shop recently completed a modern 5.0 Coyote V8 swap into a 1972 Ford Bronco that was brought to us as a restored truck. Now, the restomod Bronco runs much stronger and is more reliable thanks to the Ford Performance 5.0 Coyote V8 engine swap and upgraded Dakota Digital Gauges. The V8 ...
Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap 6 Speed Manual Transmission Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 3
Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap 6 Speed Manual Transmission Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 3
Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap 6 Speed Manual Transmission Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 3 This 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some serious power, performance, and reliability upgrades. This C3 Corvette was powered by a non-original and well worn 350 cubic inch V8 backed by a Muncie 4 speed manual transmission. The goal was a Corvette...
1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Engine Swap at V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV
1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Engine Swap at V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV
This super-clean 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with a bad lobe on the camshaft, and the V8 team brought it back around with a new 400 cubic inch roller cammed small block Chevy engine from Blueprint Engines. The new engine makes over 450 horsepower and runs really strong. It’s fueled by a FAST EZ-EFI system, spins a built 2004R automatic overdrive transmiss...
Muscle Car Restoration At The V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 314.783.8325-Video
Muscle Car Restoration At The V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 314.783.8325-Video
V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 817 S. Main Street Red Bud, IL 62278 - 314.783.8325 The mission of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop is simple... to connect people to the best times of their lives through things with wheels. This could mean restoring a family heirloom classic car to reconnect with family experiences from the past, or maybe helping a person get behind the wheel of a Muscle Car they always wante...
1969 Ford F100 / 2002 Ford Lightning 5.4 Chassis Swap Is Finished! Video Part 6 of 6 V8TV
1969 Ford F100 / 2002 Ford Lightning 5.4 Chassis Swap Is Finished! Video Part 6 of 6 V8TV
1969 Ford F100 / 2002 Ford Lightning 5.4 Chassis Swap Is Finished! Video Part 6 of 6 V8TV We build custom cars and trucks at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and this video is the finale part 6 of a 6-part series where the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew swapped a 1969 Ford F100 cab and bed on a 2002 Ford Lightning chassis with a supercharged 5.4 V8 to create "ThundersTruck", a restomod truck that looks lik...
Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap 6 Speed Manual Transmission Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1
Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap 6 Speed Manual Transmission Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1
1969 Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap 6 Speed Manual Transmission Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1 This 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some serious power, performance, and reliability upgrades. This C3 Corvette was powered by a non-original and well worn 350 cubic inch V8 backed by a Muncie 4 speed manual transmission. The goal was a Cor...
1973 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Holley Sniper EFI Gear Vendors Overdrive Install V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1973 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Holley Sniper EFI Gear Vendors Overdrive Install V8 Speed and Resto Shop
We recently upgraded this super-cool 1973 Pontiac Trans Am powered by a Butler built 455 with a Holley Sniper EFI electronic fuel injection system and a Gear Vendors Overdrive unit. The car now has new-car driving manners and a snappy throttle, and the highway RPM has been dropped for better economy and easier cruising, all without changing the classic look. This one has it all... a Butler Perform...
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 3
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 3
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 3 This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was running the original 180 horsepower Oldsmobile 403 V8 engine, but our customer wanted more horsepower and better performance from his black TA. He brought the car to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a swap to a GM Performance Parts LS3 V8 backed by a 4L70E 4-speed...
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 2
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 2
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 2 This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was running the original 180 horsepower Oldsmobile 403 V8 engine, but our customer wanted more horsepower and better performance from his black TA. He brought the car to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for an LS Engine Swap conversion to a GM Performance Parts LS3 V8...
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS Engine Swap and Suspension at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 1. This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was running the original 180 horsepower Oldsmobile 403 V8 engine, but our customer wanted more horsepower and better performance from his black TA. He brought the car to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for an LS Engine Swap to a GM Performance Parts LS3 V8 backed by a ...
Pro-Touring 1969 Camaro Supercharged LT4 Swap Install Video V8TV PART 1 V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Pro-Touring 1969 Camaro Supercharged LT4 Swap Install Video V8TV PART 1 V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Pro-Touring 1969 Camaro Supercharged LT4 Swap Install Video V8TV PART 1 V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8 Speed & Resto Shop - (314) 893-8325 - http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - This beautiful silver 1969 Camaro Pro-Touring car is no stranger to the V8 speed and Resto shop. The first time it visited, we disassembled the car and installed Detroit Speed mini tubs, a rear QUADRALink suspension system with...
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1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 2 V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 2 V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 2 V8 Speed and Resto Shop Our customer wanted to drive this clean 1971 Chevrolet C-10 pickup as a daily driver, while improving performance, economy, and reliability. He brought his 1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for an LS3 engine and 4L60 transmission swap. 1971 C10 LS3 SWAP PART 2: https://youtu.be/V6...
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 3 V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 3 V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 3 V8 Speed and Resto Shop Our customer wanted to drive this clean 1971 Chevrolet C-10 pickup as a daily driver, while improving performance, economy, and reliability. He brought his 1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for an LS3 engine and 4L60 transmission swap. 1971 C10 LS3 SWAP PART 2: https://youtu.be/V6...
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 1 V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 1 V8 Speed and Resto Shop
1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 4L60 Transmission Swap Video Series Part 1 V8 Speed and Resto Shop Our customer wanted to drive this clean 1971 Chevrolet C-10 pickup as a daily driver, while improving performance, economy, and reliability. He brought his 1971 Chevrolet C10 Pickup to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for an LS3 engine and 4L60 transmission swap. 1971 C10 LS3 SWAP PART 2: https://youtu.be/V6...
Join Us At The 3rd Annual V8TV Drive In Cruise Car Show Event!
Join Us At The 3rd Annual V8TV Drive In Cruise Car Show Event!
#camaro #restoration #v8tvTICKETS: http://www.driveincruise.com Join us at the 3rd Annual V8TV Drive In Cruise, Thursday August 24th, at the Skyview Drive-In Movie Theater in Belleville, IL, for a great car show and American Graffiti on the Big Screen! Tickets are on sale now at http://www.driveincruise.com . Bring your cool car to the Drive In! We'll see you there! #V8TV #Drivein #Americana #C...
6 Part Small Block Engine Rebuild Video Series

We've been restoring a 1969 Camaro at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and when it came time to address the powerplant, we dertermined that the existing engine would benefit from a rebuild and freshining with some new internal goodies from ARP, COMP Cams, and more.    

 

This 6-part video series covers some tips and techniques for rebuilding any engine, but specifically assembling a small block Chevy V8.       

 

 

Part 1:
 
  • 2 piece rear main seal install tips
  • Checking Bearing Tolerances
  • ARP Main Bolt Installation
  • Bolt Torque Technique
  • Main Cap Torque Technique
  • Crankshaft Lubrication and Installation
 
 
Part 2:
 
  • Resized Connecting Rods
  • Installing Rings
  • Lubricating Pistons for Installation
 
Part 3:
  • Installing rings and piston and rods into block
  • Installation tools
  • Rod cap install tips
  • Torquing rod bolts
  • Camshaft installation
  • Hydraulic roller retrofit camshaft install
  • Timing gear & chain installation
 
Part 4:
  • How to measure or “degree” the COMP Cams XE series hydraulic roller camshaft.  
  • How to degree the camshaft
  • Installation tools
  • Piston Stop
  • Degree Wheel
 
Part 5:
  • Checking piston to valve clearance
  • Head Gasket Thickness
  • Cylinder Head Installation
  • ARP Head Bolt Installation
  • Cylinder Head Torque & Sequence
  • Installing / Changing Valve Springs
  • COMP Cams Ultra Pro Magnum Steel Roller Rocker Arm Installation
  • Rocker Arm Adjustment
  • Eastwood Ceramic Engine Paint
 
Part 6:
  • Final Painted Assembly
  • Timing Cover
  • Water Pump
  • Harmonic Balancer
  • Oil Pump Pickup Depth & Oil Pan
  • Holley Finned Valve Covers
  • Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold

 

PARTS USED:


Billet Timing Set

COMP

7100

Rocker Arm Adjusting Nuts

COMP

4604-16

Rocker Arms

COMP

1601-16

Pushrod Set

COMP

7809-16

Cam & Lifter Kit

COMP

CL12-423-8

Break-In oil

COMP

12/1/1590

Oil Pump Screen Assy

NAPA

224-14227

Oil Pump

NAPA

224-4146

Intermediate Shaft

NAPA

224-6146E

Gasket Set

NAPA

FS7733PT-2

Gasket Set

NAPA

OS34509T

Cam bolts

ARP

134-1001

Balancer bolt

ARP

134-2501

Head bolts

ARP

134-3603

Main bolts

ARP

134-5001

rod bolts

ARP

134-6003

Oil pump bolt

ARP

230-7001

ARP Accessory bolts

ARP

534-9501

Valve Covers

Holley

241-241

Cylinder Heads

AFR

 

ARP Ultra Torque

   

Royal Purple Max Tuff

   
 
 
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Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for your performance parts and restoration needs!  314.783.8325
 
ARP Fastener Torque Tips

Fasteners need to be tightened properly to achieve the required clamping pre-load or your engine could have big problems down the road.    In this video, we show you how to check the accuracy of your torque wrench, and explain the need for proper fastener lubrication to get an accurate "squeeze" on critical engine parts.     ARP developed their Ultra-Torque assembly lubricant for this reason, as it allows fasteners to reach their target clamping force without the need for repeated torque cycles, it offers a high melting point to stay on the fastener, and it is non-metallic.      Click read-more to watch the video!

LS Engine Lead

The GM LS Engine is a super-popular swap candidate for many reasons, but they are not very attractive as-installed in their original cars.     In this video, we show you some different LS style engines in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and some things our crew did to make these versatile engines look as good as the Muscle Cars in which they are installed!      Some of the tricks include using adapters to install traditional small-block parts like retro-looking Edelbrock Elite II valve covers and air cleaner on the 6 Liter V8 in the red 1965 Impala.     We also show a ZR1-style LS9 installed in the ZR9 Camaro, the L92 V8 in the '64 C-10 pickup, and some Eastwood ceramic engine paint to keep them looking great.  

 

There are many myths and misconceptions about synthetic oil, and in this video series, we hope to answer some viewer questions for a better understanding of these high-tech lubricants. Thanks to Royal Purple for supplying their research and information.

The Fast Times built, Sonny headed, 548 cubic inch billet block V8 with twin 88mm turbos powered Spiro Pappas' '69 Camaro in the 2008 NMCA season.   From the V8TV archives.

 
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Many Chevrolet Corvette ZR1Z06 and GS models built between 2006 and 2013 are equipped with a dry sump engine lubrication system.

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2009 Corvette ZR1 engine.

This high-performance system operates differently than a standard engine lubrication system and requires a special procedure when checking the engine oil level.

When adding engine oil to these vehicles, care must be taken to avoid overfilling the system. Overfilling may cause over-pressurization, which may result in damage to the engine and emissions system components. Also, if the amount of engine oil in the system is unknown due to repairs or other causes, the entire system should be drained and refilled with the correct amount of engine oil.

Corvette LT4 Supercharged V8DETROIT – The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower.

 

The Z06’s LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm.

“The LT4 Small Block sets a new benchmark for power and torque at GM,” said Steve Kiefer, vice president, GM Powertrain Engineering. “The engine also puts the new Corvette Z06 on par with the most powerful supercars offered in America, while delivering performance with impeccable manners that make it suitable for daily driving.”

In this chapter of our S71 Olds build, we are completing the install of our Bullseye Power 75 mm turbo, our fabricated turbo piping, Bell intercooler , and the Be Cool Radiator . All of the exhaust tubing and turbine housing parts were coated by Extreme Powder Coating using their 2200° high temperature black ceramic coating to keep them looking new. The charge air tubing was painted with Eastwood's high temperature Nano Ceramic engine paint, which is a very durable paint suitable for parts reaching regular engine temperatures. The be cool radiator module encompasses a pair of Spal electric fans, and Be Cool guarantees it to cool engines up to 1000 HP. We installed a Turbo Smart Reaceport blow-off valve inline with the air intake to help keep the turbo spooled-up during shifts. To help reduce underhood air temperatures and to make our turbo system more efficient, we installed a DEI Titanium Turbo Shield , which is made from lava rock strands that can withstand temperatures over 1800°. We also wrapped our turbo exhaust with DEI Titanium Exhaust Wrap to keep the hot exhaust gas in the tubing and underhood temperatures down. A K & N air filter and various silicone connectors from IntakeHoses.com completed the intake tubing. In the coming chapters, we will complete the ISIS Intelligent Multiplex wiring system install and FAST Fuel Injection installs before firing up the S71 Olds!

 

 
http://www.arb-bolts.com - It's no secret that ARP manufactures the highest quality hardware to assemble your engine, but we wanted to learn exactly what makes ARP fasteners different from the original factory bolts.     In this 3-part video series, V8TV's Kelle Oeste takes an extensive tour of the 9-building ARP manufacturing complex in Southern California to learn all about the technology and processes that make ARP bolts the fasteners of choice in nearly every form of engine powered racing.  The ARP crew also gives us installation, torquing, and fastener selection tips of their all USA made products.
 

 

http://www.v8speedshop.com - In this short tech video, Trevor shows us how to perform a cylinder leakdown test to help determine the worn parts of this old Chevrolet 396 V8 in the shop.